This is my first post to make on any site after looking for 3 years to find what is causing my allergies, maddening itchiness, facial breakouts, (which doctor after doctor has told me is rosacea, but I did not believe) ADD like symptoms, anxiety to the tenth degree, terrible ear ringing/pain, brain fog, chronic heartburn, hopelessness, tingles in hands and feet. I COULD go on, but I am sure to those who are reading this, not on get, but can relate to my drift.
In fact, after fixing my daily morning coffee heaped with splenda, I had to come lay down because my joints were hurting in addition to the tingles, and the heaviness felt in my brain. I just happened upon the website 'sweet-poison' while searching yet again for some answers to this madness and after reading the symptoms of sucralose and it all sounded strangely familiar. It sure does seem to fit some of the 'broken brain cells' together for me though. I can trace exactly when I began having panic attacks and correlate it with the use of splenda. It was in 2004 and I had started the ATKINS diet. This is EXACTLY when I introduced Splenda into my diet. This means that I have been using this 'Agent White', I'll call it, for a VERY long time, but at least not to the degree I did when I was on Atkins for about a year. Not that this brings me much comfort or anything as I suddenly disembark into thought of how small doses of arsenic can still kill a person, it just takes longer when laced onto a powered doughnut. OH GEEZ! If this is all true. Then I have been a dead girl walking for way too long. I just never made the connection, but with a half functioning brain due to Splenda, how could I? I am truly hoping this is the root of my problems, because I have spent almost everything I had saved on doctors for various illnesses. Not to mention the money that I have spent riding the coat tail of every internet 'snake charmer' who promised they could cure me 100 percent with their proven to work in one day elixirs. Again, I would like to blame this irrational and unfounded trust on abnormal brain function!!!! I will, however, tell you something I was, by some miracle, still able to make a mental note of; After Atkins, I began buying light in everything I ate, sugar free this and that and my weight reach an incredible all time high of 236. I had never been above 155 at most. Amazingly ironic too or so it seems, I decided about two years ago to just start eating real everything: butter, sour cream, ( I did also cut out cheese for the most part) creamer, etc. etc. I now am back to around 150 with no help from Atkins or Jenny Craig! I just made the comment the other day to someone inquiring about my weight loss that I thought there was a correlation between my weight loss and the ousting of the fake food. Either that or I must be about to die since I am 41 and feel mentally and physically about 91, which she all too readily agreed upon as she nibbled on her 'fat-free' cheez while remarking she did not understand why the scales weighed her 2 pounds heavier this week than last week at her weigh in at Weight Watchers. Go Figure!!!!
Before I end my entirely too long, but much needed 'post-vomit', I would like to close by saying that I bummed that I just wasted even more of my wages on that Big shiny yellow bag of arsenic, I mean Splenda purchased yesterday! But, I am happy to report I dumped my freshly topped condiment holder containing this expensive harmless looking substance down the drain when I last went into the kitchen. As I did this, I could not help making this comparison, "Anti-christ is a fake for Christ and Splenda is a fake for sugar. Both made to look and seem pure as the driven snow, but once either is taken in, All Hell Breaks Loose!!! Fake is Fake, so I am back to what is REAL for my MEAL, 'Pass the sugar please!'
Maybe I will post again in a few with the results I find from abolishing this impostor from my body, mind, and household.:)